Marianne Burkett, 59, of Little Rock, passed away suddenly on Thursday,
January 20, 2005. She was originally of Fremont, Ohio. Marianne loved music,
traveling, new foods and any new adventure that would come her way. She was an
honored volunteer for hospice and CARTI and touched the lives of all who met
her. Known as "Mom" to many, Marianne celebrated life and mentored
many to grab their dreams.
Marianne was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Virginia Sielschott.
She is survived by her daughter, Amy "Bunz" Berry, Devin Frets, and
daughter, Kelly "Jammers" Stabely. She is also survived by a brother,
Bill Sielschott and his wife Nancy, a niece, Carrie Sielschott, cousin, Donna
Geldin and dear friend Wanda Brophy.
A celebration of Marianne's life will be held at 11:00 AM, on Friday in the
Chapel of Ruebel Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer
Society, 901 North University, Little Rock, AR 72203.
I worked with Marianne at Fairfield and not only was she my site manager,
she was my friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Marianne's
friends and family. She will be greatly missed.
- Marianne was a special person who made everyone else feel special. She was
one of a kind. I will miss her so much.
Wanda L. Brophy
- Marianne was one of kind person. She always there to help when you needed
it. I worked for her for a long time at the democrat. Amy, Kelly, may God
bless you all and just hang in there. I know its hard losing your mother but
God bless you.
- I worked for Marianne on and off with Apex and Fairfield - she was such a
great person. And very much loved by everyone. She has touched my life in
more ways than one and I just wish I had the chance to tell her Thank You.
Amy and Kelly I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed -
- Donna Michelle Thompson Stone
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
- Marianne was the first female crop protection chemical sales
representative in the state of Arkansas to my knowledge in the early 80's.
She opened a door that had been exclusively a man's territory and beat them
at their own game. She learned about Arkansas agriculture, how farmers
thought, what their needs were, and how to meet those needs through her
company. She became well respected among her male counterparts and in the
crop protection community in Arkansas. She was a vivacious and caring woman
and she loved her family. She will be missed by those who knew her.
University of Arkansas
Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service
Little Rock, Arkansas
- I'll miss you mom.
Tracy W. Franzwa, PHR
- Mom I sure miss you and love you. I hope you are with your friend Harold
Kelly Stabley KJ
Des Moines, Iowa